Host: Astin C Wangel-Brown, LCSW
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"The Los Angeles Gender Center's mission is to provide affordable, accessible, and affirming mental health care for gender non-conforming and transgender children, adolescents, adults and their families. ​ Through advocacy, training, education and centering gender non-conforming and transgender voices, the ..."
(646) 389-4132
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"The Los Angeles Gender Center's mission is to provide affordable, accessible, and affirming mental health care for gender non-conforming and transgender children, adolescents, adults and their families. ​ Through advocacy, training, education and centering gender non-conforming and transgender voices, the ..."
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Host: Dr. Guylaine M Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, MSW
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90045
"Support group for those contemplating adoption or waiting prospective parents. Currently hosting quarterly group for Adoptive Parents. "
(855) 530-2758
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90045
"Support group for those contemplating adoption or waiting prospective parents. Currently hosting quarterly group for Adoptive Parents. "
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Host: Chris Lapin, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90004
"Group therapy can be a place to develop new understandings of ourselves through collaborative experience with others. A group for creative artists offers unique opportunities to process and work on new ideas while learning about your own creative practice. The ..."
(323) 529-3897
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90004
"Group therapy can be a place to develop new understandings of ourselves through collaborative experience with others. A group for creative artists offers unique opportunities to process and work on new ideas while learning about your own creative practice. The ..."
Photo of Erit Moradzadeh, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Erit Moradzadeh, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90035
"safe and containing environment to discuss issues in a nonjudgmental way. "
(310) 912-3473
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90035
"safe and containing environment to discuss issues in a nonjudgmental way. "
Photo of Hebe Leine De Mare, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mrs. Hebe Leine De Mare, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90045
"Parents sometimes wish their babies would come with a manual with guidance, explanation and tips on how to approach challenging issues related to raising a good, decent and happy child. This group was created with caring parents in mind. I ..."
(323) 843-5508
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90045
"Parents sometimes wish their babies would come with a manual with guidance, explanation and tips on how to approach challenging issues related to raising a good, decent and happy child. This group was created with caring parents in mind. I ..."
Photo of Jacqueline Yocom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Jacqueline Yocom, LCSW
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90034
"NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. Therapeutic group support for pregnant women in 2nd/3rd trimesters. Creating a safe and supportive space to connect. Navigating pregnancy and becoming a mother is life changing. You are not expected to go through this journey ..."
(424) 361-0975
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90034
"NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. Therapeutic group support for pregnant women in 2nd/3rd trimesters. Creating a safe and supportive space to connect. Navigating pregnancy and becoming a mother is life changing. You are not expected to go through this journey ..."
Host: Dr. Wendy Schwartz O'Connor, LMFT, PsyD, Life, Coach
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"So excited to share our Women's Weekly Empowerment Divorce Group on the Westside! Also if you are not able to attend in office we can facetime, Zoom or Skype you in! Caring, supportive, helpful and confidential! "
(310) 906-4422
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"So excited to share our Women's Weekly Empowerment Divorce Group on the Westside! Also if you are not able to attend in office we can facetime, Zoom or Skype you in! Caring, supportive, helpful and confidential! "
Photo of Faye Ingrid Mandell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Faye Ingrid Mandell, LCSW
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90056
"The Parenting Groups use the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P) format, and includes the following topics: Parenting Styles, Goals of Misbehavior, Effective Discipline, Effective Communication, Self-Esteem Building for Children and Parents, Cooperation and Logical Consequences, and Personal Safety. There are ..."
(424) 570-3077
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90056
"The Parenting Groups use the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P) format, and includes the following topics: Parenting Styles, Goals of Misbehavior, Effective Discipline, Effective Communication, Self-Esteem Building for Children and Parents, Cooperation and Logical Consequences, and Personal Safety. There are ..."
Photo of Rose Safran, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Rose Safran, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"Medical Professionals that are dealing with Substance Abuse Issues, and want to maintain their license to practice medicine, can be monitored according to their specific boards mandates. "
(310) 740-9875
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"Medical Professionals that are dealing with Substance Abuse Issues, and want to maintain their license to practice medicine, can be monitored according to their specific boards mandates. "
Photo of Clarity Family Therapy Services, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mrs. Tina Besimanto, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"Adult group led by one of our experienced therapists. "
(818) 495-8986
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"Adult group led by one of our experienced therapists. "
Photo of Renee Curry, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Host: Ms. Renee Curry, MS, AMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90043
"In Defense of Girlhood: A Doll Play Group for children ages 5-11 years, providing safe spaces for children to embrace and celebrate their innocence. This group addresses adultification bias. "
(747) 220-0439
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90043
"In Defense of Girlhood: A Doll Play Group for children ages 5-11 years, providing safe spaces for children to embrace and celebrate their innocence. This group addresses adultification bias. "
Host: Mr. Roger Kirtz Sports Psychology, MA
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90013
"Please check out Rogerkirtz.com and see services. Thanks "
(424) 363-0807
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90013
"Please check out Rogerkirtz.com and see services. Thanks "
Photo of Vanessa Schor-Yakobian, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Vanessa R Schor-Yakobian, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"Motherhood is not what you expected. You're always on edge, worried about if your baby's stopped breathing while asleep, whether you'll succeed as a mom, or if you'll ever feel like yourself again. You're feeling guilty for not being grateful ..."
(818) 485-2624
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"Motherhood is not what you expected. You're always on edge, worried about if your baby's stopped breathing while asleep, whether you'll succeed as a mom, or if you'll ever feel like yourself again. You're feeling guilty for not being grateful ..."
Photo of Daniel Yim, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mr. Daniel Yim, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90028
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(323) 622-4351
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90028
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
Host: Dr. Andrea F Polard, PsyD
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90049
"Please contact me if you wish to learn mindfulness techniques and how to integrate secular spirituality, especially the Zen way of life, into psychotherapy. "
(310) 879-5949
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90049
"Please contact me if you wish to learn mindfulness techniques and how to integrate secular spirituality, especially the Zen way of life, into psychotherapy. "
Photo of Arturo Palos-Chavez, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Arturo Palos-Chavez, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90017
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(213) 463-5289
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90017
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
Photo of Peggy Stewart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Prof. Peggy Stewart, LCSW, PhD , candida
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90089
"A virtual group designed to promote the clinical specialty of transplant social work for students pursuing a Master's Degree in social work at the University of Southern California. There is no charge to participate in this group. "
(818) 214-8472
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90089
"A virtual group designed to promote the clinical specialty of transplant social work for students pursuing a Master's Degree in social work at the University of Southern California. There is no charge to participate in this group. "
Photo of Gregory Harbaugh, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mr. Gregory Harbaugh, LMFT, MMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(818) 483-6791
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Photo of Terry Binkovitz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Dr. Terry Binkovitz, PhD, MFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90045
"Women sharing their journey together. "
(424) 294-8881
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90045
"Women sharing their journey together. "
Photo of John H Peloian, Psychologist
Host: Dr. John H Peloian, PsyD, CGP
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90018
"This is a mixed-gender process group. Members are encouraged to explore connections with each other. Relational dynamics are displayed, observed and discussed in real time; creating a safe environment to take interpersonal risks. This group will be co-lead with Cindy ..."
(424) 226-3470
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90018
"This is a mixed-gender process group. Members are encouraged to explore connections with each other. Relational dynamics are displayed, observed and discussed in real time; creating a safe environment to take interpersonal risks. This group will be co-lead with Cindy ..."

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Los Angeles Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Los Angeles is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Los Angeles are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Los Angeles allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Los Angeles can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.